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Osa Massen

Osa Massen

Osa Massen was a movie actress who was often confused with actresses Ilona Massey and Ona Munson.

She began her career as a newspaper photographer before becoming an actress. Massen appeared as Ralph Bellamy's unfaithful wife opposite blackmailer Joan Crawford in A Woman's Face (1941), and the two women traded physical blows.

She also appeared as a mysterious woman with something to hide in Deadline at Dawn. Later in her career she appeared in guest roles on many television programs. She appeared with Lloyd Bridges in the B-movie Rocketship X-M (1950). Her last role was on television in 1962.

She died on 2 January 2006, aged 91 (11 days before her 92nd birthday) following unspecified surgery in Hollywood, California.

She had previously been living outside Copenhagen, Denmark, until just before her final relocation (to California).

She had been married three times, once to Allan Hersholt (4 December 1914 - 19 February 1990), son of Jean Hersholt, but had no children.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Osa Massen Facts

Birth Name Aase Madsen
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1916
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark
Date of deathJanuary 2, 2006 (age 89)
Height5' 4½" (1m64)  How tall is Osa Massen compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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